Our team includes experienced commodity traders who track markets throughout the day for our customers’ key ingredients including sugar, oil, shortening and flour. Their experience includes decades working in cash grain markets, hedging, commodity/ingredient procurement, price risk management and commodity analysis. As a result, our customers are prepared with information to make the best buying decisions.
Research & Development
Research and development is an essential part of our integrated solution – from the raw ingredients to the ready-to-drink beverage. Our R&D department is glad to offer you support with samples, modifications and product formulations.
Our ingredient systems are customer-specific developments for exceptionally easy and safe application. Our blends and beverage bases reflect decades of know-how in development, production and application for the food and beverage industry.
Our in-house MicroThermics® unit allows us to perform a wide range of indirect heating applications and steam injection, enabling us to characterize the performance of new ingredients, perform quality assurance of ingredient blends and flavors, and prepare samples.
Our customers who run dairies and who manufacture food and beverages know the importance of operational excellence. That’s why we work closely with them to help them achieve the best processes possible.
Whenever our customers need us, we respond quickly and, more often than not, in person. For example, we head to the plants to advise our customers on trial runs for new products or reformulated products, developing processing efficiencies, creating new processing opportunities, advising on shelf life of your products and maintaining the highest quality at your plants.
Quality / Food Safety
SQF 2000, Level 3
The SQF (Safe Quality Food) program is designed to meet the needs of food manufacturers, processors, distributors and brokers with an internationally recognized certification system. Certification provides verifiable assurance that our products have been produced in accordance with all SQF standards, following the HACCP method and local requirements.
Circle V Kosher
Our Kosher certification means that our manufacturing processes are under constant supervision by a separate, objective agency that adheres to the strictest quality standards. Vaad Hoeir of St. Louis guarantees that our Kosher products meet the requirements of Jewish laws pertaining to food.
USDA has set federal and state recognized quality standards and policies for U.S. food products. USDA’s National Organic Program and the Organic Foods Production Act are intended to assure consumers that the organic foods they purchase are produced, processed and certified to be consistent with organic standards.
Adoption of certain sound practices significantly aid the operators in manufacturing more consistently uniform high-quality dairy products. Only dairy products manufactured, processed and packaged in an approved plant may be graded or inspected and identified with official identification.